Corazon Sandoval Foley was selected for the 2020 AARP Andrus Award for Virginia — the prestigious Community Service Award of AARP. She has donated the AARP donation to the Fairfax County Friends of the Senior Centers to pay for expenses of the Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls (BWSSCWoW). Facebook Post and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFcHqd-9YGk and AARP press release.


BWSSCWOW ADVISORY COUNCIL: CORAZON SANDOVAL FOLEY FOUNDING CHAIRMAN; LARRY MARK VICE-CHAIRMAN; SAM DIBARTOLO TREASURER; SHIRLEY DIBARTOLO OUTREACH;CHEONG BURNS SECRETARY.  BYLAWS OF BWSSCWoW.  JOIN COMMUNITY4SPRINGFIELDCENTERSOUTHRUNPARK! More information about Planned Letter and Coalition Project. (Note: With tight budget situation in 2017, the planned request for rental payments to churches has been postponed.) Corazon Sandoval Foley launched on Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020) her website “Fairfax County Stories” with the books that she published since she retired on April 1, 2007.

Older Adult Services –  703-324-7948 and Coordinated Services Planning: 703-222-0880  (http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/csp/)


Corazon Sandoval Foley, Community Champion Awardee, and Evan Braff of NCS

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$24 million Springfield District — Bond Referendum is scheduled for 2024 Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls requests move to 2020 posted on Facebook.

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If you have an idea for a program, can volunteer or provide for activities, have a business or facility that would like to participate, or would be interested in supporting the Center Without Walls, please send us an email at corazonfoley@yahoo.com.


Fairfax County’s Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls is an exciting public-private partnership among the residents of Burke, West Springfield, Fairfax Station, local businesses, places of worship and Fairfax County Government. It was created to provide a variety of programs, activities and services to older adults in this community.

The Center Without Walls Initiative has received endorsement from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and is currently coordinated through the David R. Pinn Community Center. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the members of the Burke/West Springfield Center Without Walls encourage any organization, businesses, and individuals to join the project.

All About Us…

The Center Without Walls began as an exciting public-private partnership among the residents of Burke, West Springfield, Fairfax Station, local businesses, places of worship and Fairfax County Government in early 2009. It was created to provide a variety of programs, activities and services to older adults in this community. The first organizations to support the Center Without Walls were Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, Burke United Methodist Church and Durga Temple of Virginia; building upon that foundation and several successful pilot projects, the Burke-West Springfield Center Without Walls continues to grow.

To ensure the growth and community-led sustainability of the Center Without Walls, a network of community-based organizations, businesses and individuals committed to sharing and developing resources is being developed to provide programs, services, activities and opportunities for older adults in this community.

Are you interested in helping out? We need community volunteers! Click here below for more information, or the CWoW office at the David R. Pinn Community center, 703-250-9181, TTY 711.

The Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services in collaboration with other Fairfax County human service agencies, as well as key community project coordinators are overseeing and developing this network. The goal is to develop the Center Without Walls into a self-sustaining organization that will continue to serve the Burke/West Springfield/Fairfax Station community independently.

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2016: Virginia Commonwealth Council on Aging Best Practices Honorable Mention Award 2016 for the Burke/West Springfield Senior Center Without Walls (BWSSCWoW) “Seniors Giving Back to Community: International Folk Dancing and Local History Seminars.”  More photos on Facebook – Join Coalition4SpringfieldCenterSouthRunPark!  https://www.facebook.com/Community4SpringfieldCenterSouthRunPark/

2017: The Virginia Library presented the Virginia Women in History Award 2017 to Corazon Sandoval Foley for her work supporting seniors and local history. (poster)

2010 Commitment Award from the Environmental Protection Agency The Commitment Award recognizes communities that are planning for and beginning to integrate smart growth and active aging. The Burke-West Springfield Center Without Walls is a network of organizations and community volunteers who lead and implement activities for seniors in these specific communities.  The entire process is resident-driven, increasing community buy-in and ensuring that the public remains engaged in further development decisions and processes.

SCWOW also takes a smart growth approach to delivering programs. The program utilizes existing non-governmental facilities (places of worship, community rooms, local businesses, etc.) to operate programs. These organizations have donated their space for free. Members of the program lead classes, publicize events, manage the website, serve volunteer building directors, and assist with registration. The program has served over 300 older adults since 2009. Over 30 volunteers and over 20 different organizations support SCWOW.  Because of these citizens’ efforts, combined with those of the numerous partners, the Center is a true example of a community-based project. For more information, please call 703-324-5650, TTY 711.

BWSSCWoW Outstanding Seniors Recognized at Annual Luncheon of Fairfax County Senior Citizens’ Council: 2011 – Pacita Aguas; 2012- Larry and Mary Mark; 2013 – Bob DeVito; 2014 – Sam and Shirley DiBartolo; 2015 – Eppie Dela Cuesta and Corazon Sandoval Foley; 2016 – Elaine Nixon;

The Virginia Library selected Corazon Sandoval Foley as one of the eight Virginia Women in History 2017 for her community contributions, particularly in founding the Burke/West Springfield Senior Center (BWSSCWoW) and the Fairfax County Asian American History Project (FCAAHP) — both of which were supported by Fairfax County Chairman Sharon Bulova.  The local history work of Corazon Sandoval Foley began with her contribution to the legacy book “Fairfax County Stories, 1607 – 2007” to honor the 400 years since 1607 settlement of Jamestown of Fairfax County history.

The Foley Family in DisneyWorld in September 2016

BOOKS Published by Lady Fairfax 2009  Filipino American Corazon Sandoval Foley.   Since retiring in 2007 after a 30-year career with the US State Department,  Corazon Sandoval Foley has published seven books as part of her hobbies and community service for Fairfax County.   http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=corazon+sandoval+foley&x=15&y=17.  More information about FCAAHP –  Fairfax County Asian American History Project:  https://www.facebook.com/FCAAHP.

2014 Coffer Historic Marker Proposal by Corazon Sandoval Foley with full historical documentation.

Naturalization Ceremonies Annually sponsored by the Fairfax County Asian American History Project (FCAAHP) (2009 – 2017):

Neighborhood Watch Notes from Edgewater Community 2017:

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More Resources for Seniors…

When it is officially summer, it’s time to start thinking about preparing for the extreme summer heat!  Check out this link from the Centers for Disease Control that offers tips on how to protect against exposure from extreme heat: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/extremeheat/seniors.html

Aging, Disability and Caregiver Resources: Info, education and referrals for older adults, those with disabilities and caregivers. This agency can help you find care services, health insurance counseling, alcohol and drug services, employment, legal services, low income housing and more.

Check out these organizations for more senior-focused aid in the area. Read the descriptions below to get started and click on the links for more information.

Community Service Board: This easy-to-use fact sheet tells you who to contact for a mental health crisis, emergency, and how to get help for you or one you love.

Crisis Link: Partnered with national and state suicide prevention services, Crisis Link share information about suicide and prevent, and provides a 24/7 crisis hotline.

disAbilityNavigator: Provides service information and educational materials for individuals with disabilities and their families. Covers Northern Virginia and Richmond.

Disability Services: Legislation and programs for disabled in Fairfax County.

Elder Link: A list of additional tools for seniors and disabled individuals in Fairfax County.

Family Services: Offers volunteer opportunities and employment tools for Fairfax residents. See also: Child care, food stamps, Medicaid and more.

Health Department: County health information, including releases on fighting the flu season, food recalls, HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness and other issues.

Human Services: Provides health care and housing assistance, temporary family aid, recreation for people with disabilities and more.

Long Term Care Coordinating Council: Works to fill gaps in long-term care needs for seniors.

Transportation: The latest in county traffic alerts, public transportation information and road closings.

Senior Centers In and Around Fairfax…

Fairfax County residents age 50 and over are welcome at any of these centers and programs for older adults. The county offers a variety of leisure enrichment classes, health and wellness programs, computer/internet access, trips, special events, and so many ways to have fun. Join other seniors to stay active and grow in spirit, mind, and body. Add joy to your life with new friends, new adventures, and new ideas. Membership required or daily guest pass available for purchase. For information, call 703-324-4FUN (4386), TTY 711.

Bailey’s Senior Center, 5920 Summers Lane, Falls Church, VA 22041
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: 703-820-2131, TTY 711

Groveton Senior Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 325, Alexandria, VA 22309
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: 703-704-6216, TTY 711
Fax: 703-704-6699

Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace Street, Herndon, VA 20170
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 703-464-6200, TTY 711

Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: 703-765-4573, TTY 711

James Lee Senior Center, 2855-A Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22041
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: 703-534-3387, TTY 711

Kingstowne Center for Active Adults, 6488 Landsdowne Center, Alexandria, VA 22315
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: 703-550-0134, TTY 711

Lewinsville Senior Center, 1609 Great Falls Street, McLean, VA 22101
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: 703-442-9075, TTY 711

Lincolnia Senior Center, 4710 North Chambliss Street, Alexandria, VA 22312
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: 703-914-0223, TTY 711

Little River Glen Senior Center, 4001 Barker Court, Fairfax, VA 22032
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: 703-503-8703, TTY 711

Lorton Senior Center, 7722 Gunston Plaza, Lorton, VA 22079
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: 703-550-7195, TTY 711
Fax: 703-541-2092

Pimmit Hills Senior Center, 7510 Lisle Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22043
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: 703-734-3338, TTY 711

Sully Senior Center, 5690 Sully Road, Centreville, VA 20120
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday,  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: 703-322-4475, TTY 711

Wakefield Senior Center at Audrey Moore RECenter, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone: 703-321-3000, TTY 711
Fax: 703-764-2204

City of Fairfax, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: 703-359-2487, TTY 711

City of Falls Church, 223 Little Falls Street (next to City Hall), Falls Church, VA 22046
Operating Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phone: 703-248-5020, TTY 711

Additional Locations for Meals/Other Activities…

David R. Pinn Community Center, 10225 Zion Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-250-9181, TTY 711

Gum Springs Senior Center, 8100 Fordson Road, Alexandria, VA 22306
Phone: 703-360-6088, TTY 711

Huntington Community Center, 5751 Liberty Drive, Alexandria, VA 22303
Phone: 703-960-1917, TTY 711

Korean Central Senior Center, 8526 Amanda Place, Vienna, VA 22180
Open Tuesdays and Fridays
Phone: 703-303-3939, TTY 711

The Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke (SCFB), founded in 2006, is a nonprofit organization made up of individuals, faith communities, civic organizations, and businesses committed to supporting and enriching the lives of older adults in the Fairfax-Burke community. The Center provides life enrichment opportunities and life support services for older adults so they can continue to live independently and to live with a sense of purpose and dignity. All of the Center’s programs are planned and executed by volunteers. SCFB empowers its volunteers to use their talents and skills to help their peers in the community. To learn more about the Shepherd’s Center, go to the website, www.scfbva.org.  To register for programs or services call 703-323-4788.
Durga Temple was the first temple of Bhagwati Durgaji built in the United States. This temple is the place of worship for people of all Hindu faiths. Deities in this temple include Durgaji, Shiv-Parivar, Shri Radha-Krishna, Ram darbar, Hanumanji, Lakshmi-Narayanji, Balaji, Shri Mahavirji, Shri Jhulelalji, Shri Shridi Saibaba and Maa Santoshi. The priests provide religious services at the temple and outside locations. All major Hindu festivals are celebrated. The temple holds a variety of educational cultural activities.
The Burke 55’ers offer special guest speakers, luncheons, day trips, flu/pneumonia shot clinics and more for community seniors.  The group, in existence for 31 years, meets twice a month – on the first and third Mondays – and offers a variety social opportunities where folks can get to know their neighbors.  If you would like to join the 55ers, please call the Burke Centre Conservancy office at 703-978-2928 or go to the web site (www.burkecentreweb.com/home.asp).
Virginia Korean Baptist Church members participate in a variety of programs, including Bible College, missionary work and service hours.  The church offers a Korean-language school to members. More information about the church’s mission and programs is available by calling the office (703- 425-1972). There is a playground on site.
Antioch Baptist Church, founded on January 8, 1989, is a Bible teaching and preaching ministry.  Antioch has been described as a very warm and loving congregation.  The church can be reached at 703-425-0710 or on the Web at http://www.antioch-church.org.

2020 SCWOW Registration


Registration Dates for 2020:  (Spring) April 21st, (Summer) June 21st, (Fall) October 13th. Sessions begin the week following the official registration date. Registration Location: Mott Community Center, 12111 Braddock Road. Registration Time: 10AM – 12PM; Afterwards, at Pinn Center, 10225 Zion Drive. Registration Fee – $5/$10. If class duration is an hour, the fee for […]Continue Reading →

Future Registration


A RecDynamics account will be required for future SCWOW registration.  If you need to establish an account, follow these instructions.  The deadline for creating an account is Friday, February 28, 2020. After establishing an account, you may obtain a membership card at the senior center. Registration for future classes through RecDynamics is scheduled to begin […]Continue Reading →

Inclement Weather Note


Below are the instructions for inclement weather regarding Registration Day Tuesday, January 21th, 2020: Senior Centers With Out Walls Registration Statement For Inclement Weather Winter registration is planned for Tuesday, January 21nd, 2020 at Mott Community Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. however, if there is a 2 hour delay from Fairfax […]Continue Reading →

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